Vivekananda Vedanta-Yoga Adhyayana-Samshodhana-Alaya (VIVEKA-VYASA)
(Vivekananda Centre for Vedanta-Yoga Studies and Research)
under the School of Indian Heritage, RKMVERI, is organising a WEBINAR SERIES on
“Meeting the Challenges of Covid-19 pandemic – The Yogic Way”
16 June 2021 – 4 July 2021
The proposed Webinar Series comprising 19 lectures from eminent monks of Ramakrishna Mission, Yoga-Vedanta scholars, scientists and medical professionals, centering around the International Day of Yoga (21 June 2021) covering various aspects of Yoga and Vedanta in special reference to the current Covid-19 pandemic situation wherein the main concerns are: anxiety and stress, concentration deficit (for students and elders alike), sleep disorder (for elders in particular), breathing trouble (for those with lung problems and other elders), maintaining overall wellness, loneliness and fear psychosis (for elders and parents with children settled abroad, in particular), connecting to the society with cheerfulness, and a host of other related issues, physical, pranic, psychological and spiritual. We have devised a lecture series that would address these concerns based upon the praacheen bharatiya jnana-vijnana parampara (ancient Indian wisdom-experience tradition) drawing from our authentic scriptures as well as modern scientific (neuro-physiological and cardiological) evidence.
Given below is a detailed webinar series programme centering around the International Day of Yoga (21 June 2021)—the series spans from 16 June 2021 and extends up to 4 July 2021. The profile of the speakers participating in this webinar ranges from eminent and qualified monks of Ramakrishna Order serving at our Deemed University and several other scholarly monks elsewhere in India and abroad, to neuro-scientists, cardiologists, physiologists, psychologists, psychiatrists and medical doctors, all of whom are highly knowledgeable not only about their own respective sciences, but the Yoga-Vedanta-science interface and its applications to address the Covid-19 pandemic response concerns stated above.
Who can participate?
- Yoga-Vedanta seekers all over the world
- Students and Faculty members of eminent colleges and universities of India
- Students of various Spiritual Heritage courses run by the School of Indian Heritage, RKMVERI
- Faculty, students, staff members of RKMVERI.
- Monastic members of Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission
How to Register:
Zoom live-stream link will be sent by email to all registrants.
Note: Although the ZOOM platform will allow registration of 1000 participants only, the entire programme will be web-streamed on YouTube channel of the RKMVERI so that a huge number of global audience can view and listen although not interact.
Detailed programme (each talk will be of one hour duration with 15-20 minutes of interaction with the audience):
|Name of the speaker||Designation/Affiliation||Topic/title of talk||Date and time|
|Swami Atmapriyananda||Pro Chancellor, RKMVERI, and Director, Standing Academic & Accreditation Committee, IYA.||Inaugural speech on – “Meeting the Challenges of Covid-19 pandemic – The Yogic Way”||16 June 2021, 6 pm|
|Swami Sarvottamananda||Vice Chancellor, RKMVERI||Swami Vivekananda’s exposition of ‘Raja Yoga’ in modern times||17 June 2021, 6 pm|
|Swami Kirtipradananda||Registrar, RKMVERI and Joint Secretary, Indian Yoga Association, West Bengal Chapter||Integrated Human Development–Yoga-Vedanta perspective||18 June 2021, 6 pm|
|Swami Kaleshananda||Controller of Examinations, RKMVERI||Meditation for Healthy Living||19 June 2021, 6 pm|
|Swami Atmarupananda||Minister in-charge, Vedanta Society of Greater Houston, USA||Cultivating an enlightened mind–Buddhist meditation techniques||20 June 2021, 6 pm|
|Swami Sarvapriyananda||Minister in-charge, Vedanta Society of New York||Self-inquiry: “Who am I?”–efficacy of this practice in daily life||21 June 2021, 6 pm|
|Swami Atmajnanananda||Minister in-charge, Vedanta Centre of Greater Washington, DC||The transforming power of prayer in Bhakti Yoga||22 June 2021, 6 pm|
|Swami Sarvasthananda||Minister in-charge, Ramakrishna Vedanta Centre, Bourne End, United Kingdom||Swami Vivekananda’s exposition of Jnana Yoga||23 June 2021, 6 pm|
|Swami Vireshananda||Editor, Prabuddha Bharata||Why each chapter of the Bhagavad-Gita is a Yoga||24 June 2021, 6 pm|
|Swami Bodhamayananda||Director, Vivekananda Centre for Human Excellence, Ramakrishna Math, Hyderabad||Upanishadic call of ‘Arise, Awake’||25 June 2021, 6 pm|
|Brahmachari Ajaatachaitanya||Coordinator, Department of Sports Science and Yoga, RKMVERI||The enigma of ‘sleep consciousness’–ancient Indian perspective||26 June 2021, 6 pm|
|Prof. Uday Sankar Ray||Professor, Department of Sports Science and Yoga, RKMVERI||Common Yoga Protocol and its possible benefits||27 June 2021, 6 pm|
|Dr. Arkadeb Dutta||Assistant Professor, Department of Sports Science and Yoga, RKMVERI||Probable neural mechanism of concentration deficit||28 June 2021, 6 pm|
|Dr. Subhadip Paul||Assistant Professor, Department of Sports Science and Yoga, RKMVERI||A neuroscientist’s understanding of consciousness||29 June 2021, 6 pm|
|Dr. Santi Ranjan Dasgupta, D Ortho||Visiting Professor, Department of Sports Science and Yoga, RKMVERI||Pain management and yoga||30 June 2021, 6 pm|
|Dr. Subrata Chattopadhyay, MD, PhD||Professor of Medical Physiology, WB Health University and Visiting Professor, Department of Sports Science and Yoga, RKMVERI||Relation between mind and Consciousness||1 July 2021, 6 pm|
|Dr. Ravindra N, MD, PhD||Associate Professor, Centre for Consciousness Studies, Dept of Neurophysiology, NIMHANS, Bengaluru||Sleeping peacefully–neurophysiological perspective||2 July 2021, 6 pm|
|Dr. Bindu M Kutty, MD, PhD||Professor, In-charge Human Sleep and Cognition Research Laboratory,
In-charge NIMHANS Center for Consciousness Studies (NCCS),
Dept.of Neurophysiology, NIMHANS, Bengaluru
|Consciousness Studies initiated in NIMHANS–perspectives and challenges||3 July 2021, 6 pm|
|Swami Suddhidananda||Adhyaksha, Advaita Ashrama, Mayawati, Uttarakhand||Valedictory and Concluding session– yoga samanvaya (synthesis of yogas) as taught by Swami Vivekananda–its relevance and importance in the present age||4 July 2021, 6 pm|
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